June 17, 2009 at 12:23 am
UK supermarket chain, Netto, launched the Hercules eCafe netbook a couple of months back at £239.99, but it looks like the price has now dropped to £200. Whilst some of you may discount it straight away as a ‘supermarket special’, it appears to be a reasonable specced machine for the price.
The eCafe comes with an 8.9-inch display with screen resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. It is powered by a 1.6GHz N270 Atom CPU and comes with 1GB RAM and a 60GB HDD. Other features include a 1.3MP webcam, card reader, three USB ports, Wi-Fi (including draft-N) and a 6-cell battery that should be good for 7 hours.
The eCafe also offers 30GB of online storage. The Hercules weighs 1.2kg including the battery. The design looks very uninspiring, but for that price you can’t expect it all. In our eyes, this appears to be a very good deal, especially as it comes with a two-year manufacturers warranty too. The Hercules eCafe is available across all Netto stores now.